Missoula County, Montana 1870-1888

Beginning with Missoula, the first settled and organized, and the most western, it contained about 30,000 square miles, distributed in forest crowned mountains and sunny valleys, affording a charming variety of scenery, and a fortunate arrangement of mineral, agricultural, and grazing lands. About 36,000 acres were occupied, and 5,196 cultivated. Its principal valley, the Bitterroot,



1859 Petition for Bitterroot County, Montana

In the winter of 1859 a petition had been addressed to the legislature of Washington by the settlers of Bitterroot Valley and the Flathead agency, to have a county set off, to be called Bitterroot County. This petition had seventy-seven names attached, and chiefly these of the Mullan wagon-road company, who could hardly be called



Biography of Benjamin E. Bradley

Benjamin E. Bradley, general manager of the Star of St. Louis and widely known in newspaper circles throughout the country, was born in Lafayette county, Missouri, October 13, 1869, and is a son of Benjamin A. and Martha R. (Briggs) Bradley. The father died August 30, 1919, at the venerable age of eighty-seven years, being



Biography of George D. Campbell

Much might be written of the substantial quality of the Canadian character and the progressive spirit which has been manifested by Canadians who have located in the United States, but examples which prove all that might be advanced in this direction are so numerous and conspicuous everywhere that comment along this line would appear to



Young, Bryce J., Dr. – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Dr. Bryce J. Young, 73, of College Place, Wash., a former La Grande resident, died Feb. 4, 2004, in an accident while bicycling in Argentina. There was a service for him on Feb. 15 at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in La Grande. Dr. Young was born June 3, 1930, to Bryce L.



Hancock, Robert – Obituary

Formerly of Cove 1921-2004 Robert Brooks Hancock, 82, of York, Mont., and formerly of Cove died June 1 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Helena, Mont. Burial was at Montana State Veterans Cemetery at Fort Harrison, Mont. Mr. Hancock was born Dec. 10, 1921, to Charles and Brooks George Hancock on the family farm near Cove.



Morrison, Rose Dorothy Davis – Obituary

Rose Morrison, 86, longtime Ellensburg resident, died Wednesday August 28, 1985 at Royal Vista Care Center. She was born in Missoula, Mont., on Aug. 16, 1899, and moved to the Ellensburg area at age 8 with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Quincy A. Davis. She attended local schools and started to work for the Ellensburg



Clark, John Clifford – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon John Clifford Clark, 52, of Baker City died Dec. 24, 2002, at his home. There will be a celebration of John’s life at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Calvary Baptist Church, 2107 Third St. Friends are invited to join the family for a reception after the service. John Clark was



Missoula County, Montana Census Records

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Norton, John Patrick – Obituary

John Patrick Norton, 88, a longtime Baker City resident, died May 31, 2006, at his home. His memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Mr. Jack Pittman will officiate. Military rites will be accorded by members of the Oregon Army National Guard. John was born on Dec.



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